How SMBs Can Benefit from Cloud Migration to Innovate while Saving Money

By Lisa Lee and Riz Alvi

Why should SMBs migrate to the Cloud?  

According to Gartner, the key driver for migration to the Cloud is “business impact.” The Cloud drives innovation while lowering costs. 

Successfully migrating workloads to the Cloud means delivering Maximum Benefits, with Minimal Effort and Cost.

This article will explore the reasons why Small and Midsize Businesses (SMBs) should move to the Cloud earlier rather than later, and the corresponding benefits.

 

What unique challenges do SMBs face?

With limited budgets and resources, SMBs often struggle to keep up with the latest technology and security requirements for IT infrastructure.

However, the Cloud provides a solution to these challenges by offering a cost-effective and scalable option for managing IT resources. 

 

 

What is the Cloud?

The Cloud is a technology that enables businesses to store and access data and applications over the internet.

Instead of relying on physical servers or hardware, the Cloud provides a virtual infrastructure that can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.

The Cloud is hosted and maintained by third-party providers, which means that businesses don’t need to invest in expensive hardware or IT staff.

 

Why should SMBs migrate NOW?

Given current economic conditions and the competitive landscape, SMBs MUST innovate to remain competitive, and cannot afford to wait.

  • Cost-Effective
    The Cloud offers a cost-effective solution for SMBs by eliminating the need for expensive hardware and infrastructure. Instead, businesses only pay for the resources they use, which means they can scale up or down as needed without incurring additional costs.

  • Scalability
    The Cloud is a scalable solution that allows businesses to easily add or remove resources as needed. This means that SMBs can quickly and easily respond to changes in demand, without needing to invest in additional hardware or infrastructure.

  • Flexibility
    The Cloud provides SMBs with the flexibility to work from anywhere with an internet connection. This means that businesses can distribute work remotely, which is especially crucial in times of crisis, or when employees need to work from home.

  • Security
    The Cloud provides SMBs with a secure infrastructure that is maintained and updated by third-party providers. This means that businesses don’t need to worry about managing security updates or protecting against cyber threats.

  • Collaboration
    The Cloud provides SMBs with the ability to collaborate in real-time. This means that employees can work together on projects, access data and applications from anywhere, and easily share information with others.

  • Disaster Recovery
    The Cloud provides SMBs with a disaster recovery solution that is more reliable and cost-effective than traditional methods. This means that businesses can quickly recover from disasters or data breaches, without losing valuable data or experiencing downtime.

 

What benefits will SMBs receive from migrating to the Cloud?

  • Improved Efficiency
    The Cloud provides SMBs with a more efficient way of managing IT resources. This means that businesses can focus on their core competencies, rather than spending time and resources on managing their IT infrastructure.

 

  • Increased Productivity
    The Cloud enables SMBs with the ability to work from anywhere with an internet connection. This means that employees can be more productive, and can access data and applications from anywhere, while collaborating in real-time.

  • Cost Savings
    The Cloud provides SMBs with a cost-effective solution for managing IT resources. This means that businesses can save money on hardware and infrastructure, while benefiting from a more scalable and flexible solution.

  • Improved Security
    The Cloud provides SMBs with a secure infrastructure that is maintained and updated by third-party providers. This means that businesses can benefit from improved security without needing to invest in additional resources.

 

 

 

The Cloud Competitive Advantage

The Cloud provides SMBs with a competitive advantage by enabling them to be more efficient, productive, and agile. This means that businesses can respond more quickly to changes in the market, while also providing better customer service.

 

The Cloud Conclusion


Migrating to the Cloud is an essential step for SMBs looking to improve IT infrastructure and gain a competitive advantage.

By adopting Cloud technology, businesses can benefit from a more scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solution, while improving efficiency, productivity, and security. 

 

With the Cloud, SMBs can focus on core competencies, while benefiting from a more reliable and secure IT infrastructure. 

 

 

 

 

Why partner with Oak Rocket for AWS Migration?

While there are many Cloud Service Providers, AWS (Amazon Web Services) has the highest market share, and is vastly preferred by most SMBs. 

 

Partner with Oak Rocket to discover if your SMB qualifies for potential funding from AWS to offset the initial cost of a migration.

 

Oak Rocket is an AWS Advanced Partner, and a leading expert in AWS Cloud Optimization for Cost, Usage and Infrastructure.

With guidance from Oak Rocket, SMBs may be able to leverage the AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP).


While migrations can be complex and time-consuming, in partnership with AWS, Oak Rocket can help accelerate your cloud migration and modernization journey with an outcome-driven methodology.

 

For more information, and a free intro meeting on “AWS MAP Funding Towards your Migration”…
contact Oak Rocket.

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